TOKYO, 3 August 2020 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has appointed Takeshi Nagao as managing director for its operations in Japan.
Nagao is a property and casualty claims specialist with over 40 years of experience and a strong background in complex claims. He was heavily involved in claims resulting from the Tohoku earthquake that took an enormous toll on Japan in 2011 and the floods that devastated Thailand later that year.
Nagao joins Sedgwick from a multinational insurance company, where he honed his technical and legal expertise in construction, energy, business interruption, liability and specialty claims in global insurance programs. With expertise in global markets including Kuwait and London, he brings to Sedgwick a wealth of experience in performing loss investigations, claims management, audits, reinsurance recovery litigation, and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions of insurance companies. He earned a law degree from Tokyo University and is a first-class qualified loss adjuster as certified by the General Insurance Association in Japan (GIAJ).
Commenting on the appointment, James Ong, CEO of Sedgwick’s Asia operations, said, “Nagao-san’s experience and extensive background in complex claims make him the right candidate to lead Sedgwick into the future, positioning the company for sustained growth. He will continue to transform the business and secure our leading position in this important market for us and our customers.”
“I am pleased to join Sedgwick in establishing itself as a market leader in the region,” Nagao said. “I look forward to working with such a dynamic team of Sedgwick colleagues around the world to enhance the value we can deliver to clients.”
Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. The company provides a broad range of resources tailored to our clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and expertise of nearly 27,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.